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Why Boredom Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

“I’m bored.”

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who hears this on a daily basis.

I fear it so much that I pack out the days to ensure that I don’t fail my son by allowing him to become bored or disengaged.

If we aren’t at home getting stuck into games, baking, stacking, sticking or painting then we are at a Tumble Tots, Rhyme Time or seeing friends at soft play.

If we are at home then I ensure we have stimulating, creative and educational activities to fill the time. If all else fails, then I call on an electronic distraction such as CBeebies – or better yet, the iPad.

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What Is Causing My Toddler’s Tantrum?

Like most mums, my stress levels can at times, go through the roof.

Whether we are on a day out, eating dinner, putting on shoes, potty training; the threat of a toddler meltdown is always looming.

Even the best-behaved toddlers have days where it’s hard to keep their cool. Tantrums are hard to predict but they are a normal part of development.

However, according to experts, the first step to managing tantrums is to understand what might be causing them.

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